It was the rubber game between the two teams after San Clemente won a December 20 game, 77-69, but lost to Tesoro 91-84 on December 26. This time out, San Clemente (15-7, 2-2) used its pressure defense to generate easy offense. It led by nine at the half, then used a 27-16 third quarter to put the game away. Jake Cameron led the offensive eruption by scoring 11 of his game-high 19 points during a 90-second span of the period. San Clemente was able to sit its starters in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore Daniel Klevit played a major role in holding down Tesoro's Andrease Jackson, who had scored 38 on the Tritons in their 91-84 loss to Tesoro earlier this season. Jackson only scored 7 points this time, and no Titan was in double figures. Klevit's defensive effort cost him offensively, as he scored well off his season average with 4. But he added 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Junior Tyler Voigt was the only San Clemente player besides Cameron to score in double figures. He had 14.
Other Triton scoring came from Joey Giazzon, who had 9; Brandon Reaves, 6; Jake Russell, 5; Tucker Scott, 3; and Dean Licht, Shaughn Ritchie and Marcus Wilson, 2 each. Russell led the team in assists with 5.
The Triton J.V. returns to action at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in a league game at Dana Hills.